1st Edition

Time in the History of Art Temporality, Chronology and Anachrony

Edited By Dan Karlholm, Keith Moxey Copyright 2018
    264 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    264 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Addressed to students of the image—both art historians and students of visual studies—this book investigates the history and nature of time in a variety of different environments and media as well as the temporal potential of objects. Essays will analyze such topics as the disparities of power that privilege certain forms of temporality above others, the nature of temporal duration in different cultures, the time of materials, the creation of pictorial narrative, and the recognition of anachrony as a form of historical interpretation.

    Table of Contents:

    Introduction: Dan Karlholm and Keith Moxey

    Part I. Historical Time

    Chapter 1: Is History to Be Closed, Saved, or Restarted? Considering Efficient Art History
    Dan Karlholm

    Chapter 2: What Time is it in the History of Art?
    Keith Moxey

    Part II: Post-Colonial Time

    Chapter 3: Time processes in the history of the Asian Modern
    John Clark

    Chapter 4: Colonial Modern: A Clash of Colonial and Indigenous Chronologies
    Partha Mitter

    Chapter 5: Artists, amateurs and the pleated time of Ottoman modernity
    Mary Roberts

    Chapter 6: The Time of Translation: Victor Burgin and Sedad Eldem in Virtual Conversation
    Esra Akcan

    Part III: Artist's Time

    Chapter 7: Arresting What Would Otherwise Slip Away: The Waiting Images of Jacob Vrel
    Hanneke Grootenboer

    Chapter 8: Twisted Time: Fernando Bryce’s Art of History
    Miguel Ángel Hernández Navarro

    Part IV: Narrative Time

    Chapter 9: Heterochronies: The Gospel According to Caravaggio
    Giovanni Careri

    Part V: Ontological Time

    Chapter 10: The Phenomenal Sublime: Time, Matter, Image in Mesopotamian Antiquity
    Zainab Bahrani

    Chapter 11: Resisting Time: On How Temporality Shaped Medieval Choice of Materials
    Avinoam Shalem

    Chapter 12: Sarah Sze’s The Last Garden and the Temporality of Wonder
    Christine Ross

    Part VI: Photographic Time

    Chapter 13: Showtime and Exposure Tie. The Contradictions of Social Photography and the Critical Role of Sensitive Plates for Rethinking the Temporality of Artworks
    Emmanuel Alloa

    Chapter 14: ‘Objects moving are not impressed’: Reading into the blur
    Amelia Groom



    Dan Karlholm is professor of art history at Södertörn University in Stockholm.

    Keith Moxey is professor emeritus at Barnard College/Columbia University.

    "This sophisticated collection is essential reading for anyone in the humanities attending to the 'temporal turn' in the making and understanding of images."

    - Mark A. Cheetham, University of Toronto

    "...This collection is welcome. ...An interesting addition to, and partial survey of, an increasingly topical field."

    - Journal of Art Historiography